The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) is excited to announce that our Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program (IAMP) for 2022 is now open for applications. IAMP is a program where newcomer professional artists, arts administrators and culture workers can connect, find resources, learn, and establish their practice in Canada through one-on-one mentorship from established Canadian arts professionals. It provides access to the right and reliable information, intentional networking opportunities, unique sector knowledge and thorough guidance for proper career establishment in their new home. Newcomer and immigrant arts professionals may have many challenges when establishing their careers and looking for professional opportunities in the arts field and IAMP aims to bridge this gap through focused professional development sessions and paid mentorship.
Who Will Benefit
Professional artists, arts administrators, and culture workers who are newcomers – immigrants/refugees who have lived in Canada for less than 7 years in total.
IAMP gives an excellent opportunity for mentees to attain one-on-one mentoring from the professionals in their respective fields of arts practice. It also provides group professional development sessions to foster unity, build networking skills, community engagement, and professional working relationships. It comes with an opportunity to learn from other mentors and ask relevant questions and understand the expectations of the goal of the program.
At the end of the program, the mentees will have a chance to share what they have learnt and their growth.
Participants will receive a certificate that signifies a commitment to personal excellence and professional development. On a macro scale, this program aims to increase exposure for newcomers in the arts and community-oriented sector by supporting them with related information, networking opportunities, career guidance, motivation, and one-on-one mentoring by established arts professionals.
This program is generously supported by Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Arts Development.